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  • PS-203

    Introduction to Psychology

    This course will explore the major theories, concepts, and fields in psychology. Biological, social, and psychological influences on thinking, feeling, and acting will be examined as the class discusses the application of psychology to real-life situations.
  • PS-204A

    Intro to Psychology II/Lab

    This course will follow PS 203 and will focus on the foundations of writing in psychology and the development of critical thinking skills. Topics include ethics, writing, evaluation of current topics, career opportunities, and the application of psychology in everyday life. Prerequisites: PS 203, PS 233, or instructor permission
  • PS-233

    Intro. to Human Development

    This course is a consideration of human development from infancy through old age. Emphasis will be on cognitive, emotional, and social development, with attention to implications for nursing.
  • PS-242

    Health Psychology

    This course provides a foundational overview of health psychology and behavioral medicine. We will examine how theories from psychology and sociology/social work have enhanced our understanding of health and illness and can contribute to a paradigm shift toward a more holistic model of healthcare which encompasses the interrelationships among biological, psychological and sociocultural dimensions. We will examine how health and wellness are conceptualized within the modern American healthcare system. We will discuss what is known about preventing and treating illness, and how behavior and personality affect health status.
  • PS-301

    Sem:History & Systems of Psych

    Psychology will be viewed in its historical context. This course focuses on schools of thought, individual psychologists, and the influence of time and place. Prerequisite: PS 304 or instructor permission
  • PS-303

    Research Methods Psy I/Lab

    This course will focus on the how research is conducted in psychology and the behavioral sciences. Emphasis this semester will be on critical evaluation of sources of information, conducting literature searches, and design of research projects. This course will provide an overview of both qualitative and quantitative research designs and include a laboratory. Prerequisite: PS 204 or instructor permission
  • PS-304

    Research Methods Psy II/Lab

    This course will build upon the information learned in PS 303. Emphasis will be placed on conducting research experiments and analyzing and presenting research findings. This course will provide an overview of complex experimental, correlational, and quasi-experimental designs and include a laboratory. Prerequisite: PS 303
  • PS-306

    Cultural Psychology

    As a subfield with roots in social psychology and cultural anthropology, cultural psychology studies the interaction between cultural systems and the mind, and specifically how each influences the other. Utilizing theory, research, and methods appropriate to the fields of both culture and psychology, we will examine cultural memory, including intergenerationally communicated symbols, meanings, and behaviors, as well as other sociocultural frameworks for diversity in self-identification, development, motivation, agency, perception, emotion, and relationships. Prerequisites: PS203 and PS204 or SO213 or instructor permission
  • PS-307

    Child Development

    This course examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child. The child's development is not viewed in isolation but rather in the context of family and culture. Theory, research, and the application of child development concepts to professional situations are each important components of the course. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203, PS 204, or ED 101, or instructor permission
  • PS-309

    Abnormal Psychology/Adult

    In this course students will consider current theory, research, and controversies regarding the nature, causes, outcomes, and treatment of many of the major psychological disorders. Prerequisites: PS 203 and PS 204 and junior or senior status or instructor permission
  • PS-310

    Psychology of Adolescence

    This course provides a comprehensive view of the developmental tasks and challenges of adolescence and includes historical and cross-cultural perspectives. Students will also gain an appreciation of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social influences on the adolescent's development and explore the application of this knowledge to professional situations. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203, PS 204, ED 101, or instructor permission
  • PS-311

    Adulthood and Aging

    Multiple dimensions of adult life are addressed in this course. In addition to examining theoretical perspectives and research findings on adult development, the course examines negative stereotypes of ageism in our society. Prerequisites: PS 203 and PS 204 or instructor permission